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Re: [APD] New to keeping plants.
> Date: Fri, 17 Mar 2006 05:44:59 -0800 (PST)
> From: "S. Hieber" <shieber at yahoo_com>
> I think that in a relatively calm aquarium,
> it will be more energy efficient to heat an aquarium from the bottom .
> Cables do precisely that. However, this notion of energy efficiency relies
> on convection to distribute the heat. If there are strong water currents,
> then convection willmatter less and the relative efficiency attenuated. Is
> that energy efficiency important?
I guess you forgot somewhere along the line exactly why I like substrate
heating cables. Your discussion is totally irrelevant to their intended
purpose. Whether they serve that intended purpose has never been proven
but they aren't used as an "energy efficient heater". Babble on, dude.
BTW, I have a spare Dupla 250w cable with a full set of anchors that came
from our decommissioned 120g tank if anyione is interested.
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